• Report: #306917

Complaint Review: Safety Pro

  • Submitted: Thu, February 07, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, February 23, 2010

  • Reported By:Los Angeles California
Safety Pro
Normandie Av And Wilshire BLvd Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Safety Pro - Terry Hershberger - Lisa Hershberger - Nedra Bolden Fraud, Rip Off, $60 is to be split between the Manager and the company Los Angeles And Corona California

*General Comment: not always true

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIES - GET THE TRUTH TODAY

*Consumer Comment: GOOGLED the company and the first results after their "official website" were Ripoff ReportsWAS TOLD TO PAY $60 OUT OF POCKET FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK.

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: In response to the hearsay and libel.

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They teach you to sell their product under false pretenses. They teach to lie to the consumer and tell them that there is 20 year warranty on the Halon Extinguisher, a 12 year warranty on the Dry Chemical extinguishers and 6 years on all the other equipment.

HALON EXTINGUISHER 10 YEAR GUARANTEE

DRY CHEMICAL 6 YEAR GUARANTEE

CEASE FIRE & BIODEGRADABLE 3 YEAR GUARANTEE

There is not business license displayed in the office that is located on Normandie Ave and Wilshire, in Suite 1119.

The managers don't know each other and does not even know where other offices are truly located. The headquarters is where the owner of the company works, Terry Hershberger:

357 N. Sheridan Ste. 102
Corona, CA 92880
Phone Number: (951) 273-0240
Email: info@safetyproinc.com

I called the National Fire Protection Association and spoke to a representative. The representative stated that the NFPA does not endorse any company and stated that they have received numerous phones about the company Safety Pro. The representative stated that Safety Pro should not be using their names within their training presentations. They do not have any affliation with SAFETY PRO INC.

Here are the license details for Corona:

License Details for Safety Pro Inc
Name: Safety Pro Inc License No: 608409
Issue Date: 10/11/2007 Expire Date: 10/31/2008
Business Address: 357 N Sheridan St 102
Corona, CA 928802027 Start Date: 11/30/1998
Mailing Address: 357 N Sheridan St Ste 102
Corona, CA 928802027 Phone: 951-273-0240
Owner: Safety Pro Inc Owner Type: Corporation
Description:
SIC: 5999001 (Miscellaneous Retail Stores, Not Elsewhere Classified)
NAIC 45399 (All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers)

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THIS COMPANY IS A FRAUD AND WILL SUCKER YOU INTO PAYING THAT $60 TO GO INTO THEIR POCKETS, IT IS NOT FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK. YOU DON'T GET THE $99 UNTIL YOU HAVE WORKED FOR THEM FOR ONE YEAR. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PAY YOU A SALARY. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR ANYTHING BUT YOUR LEASE. THEY DO NOT PAY FOR SUPPLIES, FURNITURE OR ANYTHING ELSE. YOU HAVE TO SELL $5000 WORTH OF THEIR MERCHADISE WITH A 15% TAKE HOME FROM THOSE SALES, BUT IF YOU SELL $500 BUCKS A WEEK AFTER SELLING THE $3000 BUCKS, THEN THEY WILL GIVE YOU 25% COMMISSION ON EACH SALE.

DO NOT GO TO ANY OF THE OFFICES AND GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY. IT IS A FRAUD AND THEY WILL GET YOU AND BUG YOU EVERYDAY ON YOUR PHONE.

YOU MAY SEE TERRY HERSHBERGER AND THEN AGAIN YOU MAY NOT. HE IS THE OWNER.

Concernedcitizen
Los Angeles, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/07/2008 05:16 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Safety-Pro/Los-Angeles-California/Safety-Pro-Terry-Hershberger-Lisa-Hershberger-Nedra-Bolden-Fraud-Rip-Off-60-is-to-306917. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 General Comment

not always true

AUTHOR: c.v. - (United States of America)

Please read and weigh the pros and cons.

okay first lets get this out of the way: i dont care about the company and dont want to know about them they can be a rip off or not i dont care. NOW the 60 bucks i would say is however legitimate for a background check, if you become an insurace agent lets just say farmers for example you have to pay 60 buck and there are other commission only type of jobs where you have to pay for your own B.C. NOW  for the 99 bucks i dont know what that is or anything but im assuming you could compare it to a business expense like a business card and write it off on your taxes. NOW like i said i dont care about the company dont want to know them or anything but just to let some people out htere know that you really do have to pay for your own B.C. sometimes and it may be a legitimate company.

all in all to be honest i wouldnt pay for the 99 but i would pay for the 60. I think the 60 is legite but i dont know why they need to run one. your not dealing with personal information just small amounts of money, so that does sound kinda odd.

oh yeah for this lady saying we are hiding our names, so what it doesnt matter. you may be a success but that doesnt mean other people arent either. i also read think and grow rich. i'am also a success, i own a 8 bedroom house 3750sqft 4 full bathrooms. 3 paid off cars in southern cali  

COMPANY MAY BE LEGITE OR MAY BE A SCAM. WHO CARES IF YOU DONT LIKE THEM, THEN DONT WORK FOR THEM. NOBODY IS MAKING YOU WORK FOR THEM, THEY OFFERED YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MONEY.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIES - GET THE TRUTH TODAY

AUTHOR: Nedra - (U.S.A.)

The people who complain on this site about Safety Pro, Inc. wont even tell you who they are. They dont want you to know that they are losers and couldnt make the opportunity work for them. They dont know about business and being in charge.

I, Nedra Bolden am a winner. I have been a manager for Safety Pro for 5 years. I paid the $60.00, the $99.00 and sold $3,000.00 worth of products. You can come to follow a winner and be successful in your office as a manager or listen to the losers and stay broke and unhappy in a minimal job.

For this career there are 5-steps to complete in order to become a manager. One of the steps is to educate people on preventing fires and do $3,000.00 in sales. Each person knows about the sales and signs a contract prior to starting the training.

Our products are on the cutting edge of the fire safety industry and we have committed ourselves to selling only high-quality state of the art products. With our great products, we do not have to scam anyone. Our products work better than the fire departments because they will not be at your home in the 3 to 5 minutes that it will take for you or your family to die or lose a home in a fire.

The 5 steps I went through are the same 5 steps the people who complain on this site have to complete. However, they quit. If they had finished the training they would be managers too. They did not have the drive, desire or determination to succeed. Most likely they will not finish or complete anything. In life Read the book Think and Grow Rich It states that only 5 people out of 100 will be successful. It is easier to fail in life than it is to succeed. The failures complain and say it the companys or someone elses fault when they are the failures. They need to take responsibility for themselves and admit that they are the reason they are failures. They should have had more courage and made it work like I did.

I will see all the failures as I look down and I will meet the successful people at the top. Will I see you up or down?

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#3 Consumer Comment

GOOGLED the company and the first results after their "official website" were Ripoff ReportsWAS TOLD TO PAY $60 OUT OF POCKET FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK.

AUTHOR: Agape - (U.S.A.)

I know the first rule of obtaining any sort of employment is to NEVER pay for a position. EVER. I'm so glad my mother asked me to do a background check on this company before she decided to waste any gas on commuting to an interview through rush hour.

I googled this company and immediately found rip off reports testifying against their illegal get rich quick scheme.

Even if someone requires $60 for a background check, which hardly EVER happens, any reputable professional would dock it directly from your first paycheck once hired. These people are wrong and should be thrown in jail for the belligerent stealing they do to innocent Americans; especially during this economic plight we are all enduring. If I had the means I would be more than willing to take legal action against this company but alas they target humble and honest people.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

In response to the hearsay and libel.

AUTHOR: Safety Pro, Inc. - (U.S.A.)

Safety Pro. would never ask anyone to sell their products under false pretenses. All guarantees and free replacement policies are in writing in its sales manual.

All necessary business licenses for each office are displayed in each lobby of said office.

Obviously not all managers know each other since they are in different areas of the country. However, most know each other locally.

Terry Hershberger/Safety Pro, Inc. is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and has been since March of 1992, his membership # is 125000.
Safety Pro, Inc. does not teach their sales reps. that the NFPA endorses Safety Pro, Inc. The company simply teaches that it is a member of the NFPA and gets its statistics and information from the NFPA.

Safety Pro, Inc. business license is 608409 and is issued yearly. Safety Pro incorporated in November of 1995 and was located in Costa Mesa, CA. and moved to Corona, CA. 1998.

Safety Pro, Inc. offers a management trainee position to applicants. Applicants are given a 25-30 minute company orientation upon applying for the position. In this orientation, the applicants are given the basic requirments that need to be completed. Upon completion the management trainee would be promoted to office management. After the company orientation the applicant is then taken into an interview. Upon a successful interview the applicant may be offered the position of manager trainee, and explained to them that if they accept the position there would be a $99.00 kit fee for the materials needed to complete their training, and that it is fully refunded upon becoming an office manager. This information is not only explained but is in writing on the registration form. The applicant would have already known about the registration form, because it is explained to the applicant when they call to receive information on how to apply for the position. To process the registration form there is a one time registration fee of $60.00 to defray the company's administration costs associated with processing the registration form and registering the applicant on the company's computer network. It also allows the company to conduct any such random background investigation as, in its discretion, it shall deem necessary, including, but not limited to, a credit check. The applicant is then given a copy of their registration form.

Upon completion of training and getting promoted to manager, the manager then decides which type of office set up works best for them.

Minimum sales requirment is $3000 worth of equipment. The company reserves the right to vary that on a case-by-case basis, and Safety Pro, Inc. makes no advance commitments as to what levels would ultimately have to be met.

Safety Pro, Inc. promotes individuals from the position of management trainee to manager bases upon merit and performance. All hired individuals are believed by the company to posses the ability to so progress.

Safety Pro, Inc. looks forward to seeing each trainee set their goals, realize their dreams and achieve beyond the expectations of others.
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